Renee Daniel Flagler is an award-winning writer, adjunct professor, and a speaker who is passionate about encouraging people, especially women and youth, to pursue their passion and purpose.

Renee is the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Long Island, whose mission is to empower girls to be strong, smart and bold. Renee advocates for youth both in the United States and abroad. She is a founding board member and former Board Chair for LEAP (Literacy Empowerment Action Project) Global, an organization with a mission to provide innovative literacy, youth empowerment programming, and high school scholarships to students in Ghana, Africa.

Renee splits her time between her family, her passion for literature, and working with young people. She is the author of several novels, one of which has been optioned for film. Renee is also an author of romance novels, which she pens under the pseudonym Nicki Night. She is often called upon to speak to groups of women and young people at events with a focus on finding purpose and pursuing dreams. She is at work on her first non-fiction book, #DreamJourney7 Steps for Living a Successful and Passionate Life.